Are you sitting down?

My next project is one that I think will keep my busy for a while.  It is what I call an on-going project.  I will fit other projects in between doing this one.

Here it is.


Our younger daughter’s partner loves this chair and he would like it covered in patchwork denim.  I love a challenge and so we brought the chair back with us on our last trip to Canberra.

I have covered chairs before but the armchairs I covered had wooden arms so this is a new challenge for me.

I started by removing the staples where it was possible to do so

staple removalbut soon discovered that the chair would require some extra help from my husband.

removing screwsThe arms had been covered prior to being joined to the central part of the chair.  Once my husband had removed the screws, with the nifty gadget he has, I was able to continue removing the staples.

in piecesI reckon there are well over a hundred staples in this piece of furniture, possibly closer to two hundred!

I have been collecting my husband’s old jeans specifically for a project such as this but I think I will require more than I have so I will need to pay a visit to a thrift store.

jeansI will do a follow up post later when I have started work on the actual upholstery.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Rachael says:

    This is ambitious! I have covered much furniture in my life …….. ah the joys of recycled living!

    1. suth2 says:

      I hope I am not being too ambitious.

  2. mhllt says:

    Wow, it’s a great idea.

  3. Holly says:

    Wow, I love that chair! It will be an interesting redo!

    1. suth2 says:

      I am happy with the result so far.

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